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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetInternetFacebook · 8 years ago

why cant i download pictures from facebook?

my browser is google chrome.

the problem is : when i'm downloading pictures from facebook the file save in my computer as webp file(instead of jpg or png for example). this file type(.webp) can be open only by the browser(I get an error messge if trying to open it with the windows picture viewer).

this problem is only seen in the browser "google crhom" and only when trying to download pictures from the site "Facebook".

here is a pic so you can understand me better :


even if I try to save as type (All file) in the end of the download the file still typing as webp and the windows picture viewer could not open it.

4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favourite answer

    WebP is a new image compression technology designed to make images such as JPEG and PNG smaller, therefore load more quickly in browsers. Google invented the technology, so it makes sense that it would be included in Chrome.

    It's possible that Facebook may have silently converted all of their images to the new format without telling anyone. If you right-click and save pictures from Facebook, Chrome will automatically default to the .webp format and you cannot change it.

    Google does, however, offer a free codec to view those images in Windows Picture Viewer. You can find it here:

    You can also right-click and save files without issue in Internet Explorer.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Download Pictures To Facebook

  • 5 years ago

    Search "images" then on the high proper nook of the web page it says "cellular uploads" it'll have the entire expertise on that web page for how to do it. In case your cellphone got here with a twine to connect with your laptop it is going to simply be less complicated to add your snap shots, retailer them, then add like usual.

  • 8 years ago

    hi, try to right click on the image then open it in new tab > on the browser remove the .webp then press enter after that right click again and you can save as image . JPEG or PNG . i hope it helps :)

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